AUTONOMOUS MOBILE ROBOTS & LOGISTICS CONFERENCE AGENDA


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  1. SHOW ALL
  2. DAY 1
  3. DAY 2
  4. DAY 3

Day 1 - Tuesday, October 12, 2021

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM CT Registration & Breakfast
8:30AM - 8:45 AM CT Opening Remarks
 

EXHIBITS OPEN 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM CT  The Next Generation of Autonomous Mobile Robots
Kevin Blankespoor, Senior Vice President and General Manager - Warehouse Robotics, Boston Dynamics
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM CT

BREAK

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT

EXECUTIVE ROUNDTABLE

Smart Logistics and the Distribution Center of the Future
Walter Buga, Arendai
Aaron Prather, FedEx
Firdaus Pohowalla, Cascadia Capital
Thomas Evans, Honeywell Intelligrated
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CT Keys to Successful AMR Deployments
Matt Charles, Mobile Industrial Robots
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM CT The Robots Are Coming: How Workforce Development is More Vital Than Ever 
Erik Nieves, Plus One Robotics
Shannon A. Brown, FedEx
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CT

LUNCH & EXHIBITS

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM CT Turning Fixed into Flexible: Examples of How Workers Use AMRs to Save Time and Transform their Operation
Jason Walker, Waypoint Robotics
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM CT Maximizing Supply Chain Through Automation
Jett Chitanand, Locus Robotics
Brian Bruce, Siemens
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM CT

BREAK

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM CT From a Pilot Project to a Fully Functional Roll Out: Myths About a Successful AMR Integration
Parker Conroy, OMRON
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM CT Beyond the Robots: The Keys to Building a Successful Supply Chain
Jeff Christensen, Seegrid
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM CT

BREAK

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CT

KEYNOTE ROUNDTABLE

Advancing Innovations in the New World of Logistics
Rebecca Yeung, VP of Advanced Technology & Innovation, FedEx
Joe Stephens, Senior VP of Global Planning, Engineering, and Technology, FedEx
Sev McMurtry, Vice President Operations and Service Support and Chief Transformation Executive, FedEx
Steve Myers, Senior Vice President, FedEx Ground Operations
Tracci Schultz, Senior Vice President, Strategic Operations, FedEx Freight
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM CT

OPENING RECEPTION & EXHIBITS

Day 2 - Wednesday, October 13, 2021

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM CT Registration & Breakfast
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM CT Opening Remarks
 

EXHIBITS OPEN 8:30 AM - 6:45 PM

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM CT Easy AMR deployments in not-so-easy environments
Melonee Wise, CEO, Fetch Robotics
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM CT

BREAK

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT

ROUNDTABLE

Interoperability for AMRs: Exploring the Path Forward
Aaron Prather, FedEx
Florian Pestoni, InOrbit
Daniel Theobald, Vecna Robotics
Jose Luis Susa Rincon, Siemens
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CT First Things First: Industrial Simulation for Scaled AMR Deployments
Hank Heupel, OTTO Motors
11:30 AM - 12:OO PM CT True Total Cost of AMR Ownership
Franz Humer, Agilox
Noon - 1:30 PM CT

LUNCH & EXHIBITS

  BALLROOM A/B BALLROOM C/D/E
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM CT Benefitting from Standard End of Arm Tooling Components for Your Unstructured Gripping Tasks
Thomas Reek, SCHUNK
A Look at R15.08: The New Industrial Mobile Robot Safety Standard
Carole Franklin, Association for Advancing Automation
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM CT The Power of Collaborative Mobility
Justin Crump, Universal Robots
Gary Eliasson,  Mobile Industrial Robots
Robotic Piece Picking - the Holy Grail of Automation
Derik Pridmore, Osaro
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM CT How Laser Guided Vehicles Solve Internal Logistic Problems
Marco Majoli, Robopac
Safety And Performance For A World In Motion
Scott Gurley, Foot Master
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM CT

BREAK

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM CT Scaling Your Logistics Robotic Solution: The Art of Manufacturing
Matt Wicks, Celestica
An AMR with Forks - Real Application Use Cases
Nicholas Temple, Hyster
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM CT Automation to Transformation: Scaling Dexterous Robots to the Next Level
Samir Menon, Dexterity
Discovering AMR Implementation In Large Scale: Value of Fully Integrated Material Flow
Goker Ertunc, Milvus Robotics
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM CT

ROUNDTABLE

Choosing the Right Technology Strategy for Warehouse Automation
Oli Qirko, Cambridge Consultants
Bill Boer, Dematic
Steven Schwartzberg, FedEx
Jason Walker, Waypoint
Mobile Robot Application Considerations for Integrators and End-Users
Denise Ebenhoech, Kuka
4:45 PM - 5:15 PM CT Mistakes to Avoid When Investing in Mobile Robot Technology
David Béguin, Bluebotics
5:15 PM - 6:45 PM CT

RECEPTION & EXHIBITS

Day 3 - Thursday, October 14, 2021

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT
(buses depart every hour)

Optional FedEx Tours Available
Visit FedEx’s DART (R&D) facility (9 AM to 11 AM) where you’ll observe the ARM Institute’s AMR Interoperability project. Also at DART, get a Virtual Tour of the FedEx Express World Hub with guides (9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM). Allow about 2 hours. Buses go back to the pick-up point or to the airport. Last bus leaves DART at 12:30 PM.

Space on the optional tours is limited and subject to FedEx approval.
Sorry, the FedEx Tour is FULL


Agenda subject to change.

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